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Coding, computer languages and working life: QMUL students reflect on their Degree Apprenticeship Programme at Goldman Sachs article News story: Coding, computer languages and working life: QMUL students reflect on their Degree Apprenticeship Programme at Goldman Sachs
22 August 2017

Students on the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Degree Apprenticeship Programme in partnership with Goldman Sachs, talk about their experiences a year on.

Film festival showcases movies made from space sounds article News story: Film festival showcases movies made from space sounds
21 August 2017

Alien may have told you “In space no one can hear you scream” but it was wrong!

Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’ article News story: Yemen’s Saudi-led coalition is responsible for the ‘worst cholera outbreak in the world’
19 August 2017

The cholera outbreak in Yemen is overwhelmingly affecting rebel-controlled areas due to Saudi-led airstrikes and blockades, according to a letter by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), published in The Lancet Global Health.

Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators article News story: Data revealed under FOI shows benefits of MS drug currently blocked by regulators
18 August 2017

A drug that is blocked by the EU regulatory system has now been found to improve the quality of life of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen article News story: Collagen in cartilage tissues behaves like liquid crystals in a smart phone screen
17 August 2017

Cartilage in our joints contains collagen which behaves a bit like the liquid crystals on a smart phone screen, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones article News story: Candy cane supercapacitor could enable fast charging of mobile phones
16 August 2017

Supercapacitors promise recharging of phones and other devices in seconds and minutes as opposed to hours for batteries. But current technologies are not usually flexible, have insufficient capacities, and for many their performance quickly degrades with charging cycles.

New web chat tool lets future students discover what’s special about Queen Mary University of London – without setting foot on campus article News story: New web chat tool lets future students discover what’s special about Queen Mary University of London – without setting foot on campus
15 August 2017

Prospective students who want to know more about what it’s like to study at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) can get all their questions answered by talking to current students online, using a new digital interactive platform called Unibuddy.    

What’s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick article News story: What’s the magic word? Artificial intelligence uses internet searches to help create mind association trick
10 August 2017

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an artificial intelligence (AI) that uses internet searches to help co-design a word association magic trick.

Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parents article News story: Like father like son? How we balance work and family life may be learned from our parents
10 August 2017

The extent to which we prioritise work versus family life may be shaped by our childhood experiences in the family home, according to a study co-authored by Dr Ioana Lupu from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Nine subjects at QMUL ranked first in London for student satisfaction article News story: Nine subjects at QMUL ranked first in London for student satisfaction
9 August 2017

The latest results of a nationwide survey of final-year undergraduates measuring student satisfaction (National Student Survey) ranks Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) top in London for nine subjects.

State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal article News story: State crime researchers uncover role of Western companies in Uzbek corruption scandal
9 August 2017

Evidence in a new research report published today shows that the government of Uzbekistan acted as an organised crime network, with state agencies conducting racketeering activity that benefited political heiress Gulnara Karimova, the elder daughter of Islam Karimov, the leader of Uzbekistan from 1989 to his death in 2016.

Why abseiling spiders don’t spin out of control – new research blog Blog: Why abseiling spiders don’t spin out of control – new research
9 August 2017

Seeing an abseiling spider descend gracefully using its dragline silk instead of spinning unpredictably and uncontrollably is a magnificent sight. Professor David J Dunstan and Dr Dabiao Liu write for The Conversation, and try to understand the science behind it.

Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan scheme article News story: Bank of England ledgers reveal failure of World War One loan scheme
8 August 2017

The British government’s initial efforts to pay for World War One through loans from the public was a spectacular failure, according to a new study using restricted Bank of England ledgers. The research reveals that the War Loan scheme failed to such an extent that the Bank of England had to secretly fund half the shortfall.

Anonymous donors offer generous QMUL scholarship to Singaporean Law student article News story: Anonymous donors offer generous QMUL scholarship to Singaporean Law student
2 August 2017

An anonymous donation has allowed a Singaporean student to study a prestigious LLB Law at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in 74 local authorities article News story: GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in 74 local authorities
31 July 2017

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000 people from 40 GP surgeries, led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. 

Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes article News story: Researchers discover how human cells maintain the correct number of chromosomes
28 July 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered an important part of the mechanism involved in how chromosomes are pulled apart during cell division, so that one complete set goes into each of the new cells.

Fellowships awarded at QMUL summer graduation 2017 article News story: Fellowships awarded at QMUL summer graduation 2017
26 July 2017

Four people have been made fellows of Queen Mary University of London during the 2017 summer graduation.

Honorary awards presented at QMUL Graduation week article News story: Honorary awards presented at QMUL Graduation week
26 July 2017

Three honorary degrees were awarded during QMUL’s summer graduation week 2017, celebrating feminism, space education and computer science. Those awarded include:

From War Crime Trials to Clinical Trials – Event commemorates the Holocaust’s lasting influence on medical research article News story: From War Crime Trials to Clinical Trials – Event commemorates the Holocaust’s lasting influence on medical research
25 July 2017

On the 70th anniversary of the Nazi Doctors trial, a commemorative event in London will explore how human experimentation during the Holocaust led to the code of ethics used in clinical trials today. This will be illustrated by witnesses from both the camps and the Nuremberg Trials.

David Davis favourite to succeed Theresa May, finds survey of Conservative members article News story: David Davis favourite to succeed Theresa May, finds survey of Conservative members
24 July 2017

The Brexit Secretary David Davis is the narrow favourite among party members to succeed Theresa May, according to a major survey led by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse article News story: Sexual health clinics should ask about abuse
21 July 2017

Training clinicians to proactively ask patients about domestic violence is feasible for sexual health clinics to implement and could increase referrals to specialist services, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Bristol involving over 4,300 women.

Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy article News story: Moderate exercise and dieting reduces risk of caesarean section and diabetes in pregnancy
20 July 2017

Pregnant women who have a healthy diet and regular moderate exercise are less likely to have a caesarean section, gain excessive weight, or develop diabetes in pregnancy, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) using data from over 12,000 women.

Study finds top British companies unable or unwilling to publicise ethnic makeup of management article News story: Study finds top British companies unable or unwilling to publicise ethnic makeup of management
19 July 2017

British businesses must break their “silence” on the under-representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic groups (BAME) in key roles, according to new research commissioned by the British Academy of Management and Chartered Management Institute and co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London.

Research in the emergency room helps predict organ failure in critically injured patients article News story: Research in the emergency room helps predict organ failure in critically injured patients
18 July 2017

Testing blood samples within the first two hours of injury could help predict which critically injured patients are more likely to develop multiple organ failure, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

QMUL shortlisted for two sustainability awards article News story: QMUL shortlisted for two sustainability awards
17 July 2017

The sustainability team at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been nominated for two Green Gown Awards

Professor Green launches 'Transform Trauma' fundraising appeal for QMUL research article News story: Professor Green launches 'Transform Trauma' fundraising appeal for QMUL research
17 July 2017

The rapper Professor Green is helping to raise funds for trauma research at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) in a major appeal led by Barts Charity.

£8.6m awarded for global health research article News story: £8.6m awarded for global health research
14 July 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have secured new awards totalling £8.6m to deliver medical research that will benefit people in low and middle-income countries (LMICs).

QMUL’s Department of Drama uses performance to support young people in care feature Feature: QMUL’s Department of Drama uses performance to support young people in care
13 July 2017

A performance and theatre project from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), explores the narrative of young people in care and helps them turn their experiences into theatre.

Anchoring Labour Rights More Effectively In EU Trade Agreements blog Blog: Anchoring Labour Rights More Effectively In EU Trade Agreements
13 July 2017

Professor Adrian Smith and Dr Liam Campling write for Social Europe about strengthening labour rights in UK and EU trade agreements. 

Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia article News story: Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
11 July 2017

A historian at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has published the first biography of Vladimir Burtsev, the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia.

Royal visit highlights QMUL's collaborations in China article News story: Royal visit highlights QMUL's collaborations in China
10 July 2017

HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, attended a ceremony to sign an agreement between Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Hunan University (HNU) on 7 July, during a recent visit to the province.

Yielding silk keeps abseiling spiders from spinning out of control article News story: Yielding silk keeps abseiling spiders from spinning out of control
10 July 2017

Spiders don’t spin out of control when descending because their silk has an unusual ability to resist twisting forces.

QMUL joins new Tower Hamlets Private Renters’ Charter article News story: QMUL joins new Tower Hamlets Private Renters’ Charter
7 July 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has signed up to the Tower Hamlets Private Renters’ Charter protecting renters’ rights.

Trial and error in Northern Irish abortion law blog Blog: Trial and error in Northern Irish abortion law
7 July 2017

Dr Ruth Fletcher from QMUL's School of Law co-authors an article about abortion law reform in Northern Ireland. 

Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children article News story: Sugar intake during pregnancy is associated with allergy and allergic asthma in children
6 July 2017

High maternal sugar intake during pregnancy may increase the risk of allergy and allergic asthma in the offspring, according to an early study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) involving almost 9,000 mother-child pairs.

New centre to transform treatment of mental illness and ethnic inequality article News story: New centre to transform treatment of mental illness and ethnic inequality
5 July 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and its partners have received £1.2 million from Lankelly Chase Foundation to establish a centre for transforming health services for ethnic minority people with severe mental illness.

QMUL researcher wins £2m grant to improve internet management article News story: QMUL researcher wins £2m grant to improve internet management
5 July 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has secured a substantial grant of £2m to improve the hubs where independent internet networks can connect directly to one another.

UK can lead the way in labour rights post-Brexit article News story: UK can lead the way in labour rights post-Brexit
4 July 2017

Leading academics have today published a set of proposals for the protection of workers’ rights in post-Brexit UK trade agreements.

Academic to receive honour from the Queen article News story: Academic to receive honour from the Queen
4 July 2017

Professor Parveen June Kumar from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE), in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Women may be failing to take breast cancer drug due to confusion over symptoms article News story: Women may be failing to take breast cancer drug due to confusion over symptoms
30 June 2017

Women who are at high risk of developing breast cancer may be failing to take the preventive anti-cancer drug tamoxifen because they are confusing naturally-occurring symptoms with side effects, according to a study of nearly 4,000 women led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Tory humiliation down to campaign length and cult of May – Norman Tebbit interview blog Blog: Tory humiliation down to campaign length and cult of May – Norman Tebbit interview
29 June 2017

The following interview with Lord Tebbit took place at the House of Lords on 28 June, 2017. He was interviewed by Tim Bale, Professor of Politics, Queen Mary University of London. Norman Tebbit was Conservative MP for Epping (1970-1974) and Chingford (1974-1992) and served as a Junior Minister in both the Department of Trade and the Department of Industry. In the Cabinet, he was the Secretary of State for Employment, Trade and Industry, and Chairman of the Conservative party from 1985 to 1987. He now sits in the House of Lords as Baron Tebbit of Chingford.

Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival returns for seventh year article News story: Barts and Queen Mary Science Festival returns for seventh year
28 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) celebrated a day of science research with a festival for London school kids.

Trump’s loyalty fixation recalls one of the US’s most disastrous presidencies blog Blog: Trump’s loyalty fixation recalls one of the US’s most disastrous presidencies
28 June 2017

Erik Mathisen, Teaching Fellow at Queen Mary University of London, writes about the parallels between Donald Trump's presidency and that of Andrew Johnson, who served as the 17th president from 1865-69. 

Researcher wins Engagement Prize for cancer research article News story: Researcher wins Engagement Prize for cancer research
27 June 2017

Professor Fran Balkwill from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded an Engagement Prize by Cancer Research UK.

Study of the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease article News story: Study of the mouse genome reveals new gene functions and their role in human disease
26 June 2017

The first results from a functional genetic catalogue of the laboratory mouse have been shared with the research community, revealing new insights into a range of rare diseases and the possibility of accelerating development of new treatments and precision medicine.

Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like blog Blog: Help us find out what our possibly habitable exoplanet neighbour is actually like
26 June 2017

A lot of excitement surrounded Proxima b when it was discovered – a potentially habitable exoplanet around our nearest neighbour star, Proxima Centauri. Located a mere 4.24 light years away, Dr Martin Archer discusses in The Conversation how we can explore this new planet

Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning article News story: Simulated honeybees can use simple brain circuits for complex learning
23 June 2017

Bees lacking the insect equivalent of the cerebral cortex may still be able to learn smells, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). 

Guided self-help approach to graded exercise programme is safe and may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome article News story: Guided self-help approach to graded exercise programme is safe and may reduce fatigue for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome
23 June 2017

A self-help approach to a graded exercise programme, supervised by a specialist physiotherapist, is safe and may reduce fatigue for some people with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), according to a new trial of 200 people published in The Lancet. The intervention, undertaken over 12 weeks, had a smaller effect on reducing physical disability.

Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds article News story: Brexit gives rise to new political identities, new report finds
23 June 2017

Two academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have contributed to a report on the challenges and implications of Brexit a year after the vote.

QMUL receives Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework article News story: QMUL receives Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework
22 June 2017

Teaching at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded Silver in the new government framework aiming to measure the teaching quality of higher education providers.

HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer article News story: HPV testing leads to earlier detection and treatment of cervical pre-cancer
22 June 2017

Women who receive human papillomavirus (HPV) testing, in addition to a pap smear, receive a faster, more complete diagnosis of possible cervical precancer, according to a study of over 450,000 women by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of New Mexico (UNM) Comprehensive Cancer Center.

QMUL launches new computing magazine for primary school children article News story: QMUL launches new computing magazine for primary school children
20 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)’s award-winning outreach project, Computer Science for Fun (cs4fn) launches its free magazine ‘A Bit of cs4fn’, helping teachers teach computer science to primary school children.

Joining the dots: Follow astronomers’ new hunt for Earth-like planets article News story: Joining the dots: Follow astronomers’ new hunt for Earth-like planets
19 June 2017

The astronomers who discovered the nearest potentially habitable planet to our Solar System are inviting the public to take part in their search for more Earth-like planets.

Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer article News story: Blood cell discovery identifies patients with aggressive prostate cancer
15 June 2017

Patients who have aggressive prostate cancer could be identified by a highly accurate and simple blood test, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Theatre and performance podcast from QMUL’s Department of Drama article News story: Theatre and performance podcast from QMUL’s Department of Drama
15 June 2017

A new podcast series from the Department of Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) explores contemporary theatre from the perspective of artists, creators, and performers. 

Teenagers with asthma feel mocked for using their inhalers article News story: Teenagers with asthma feel mocked for using their inhalers
14 June 2017

Teenagers with asthma are embarrassed to use their inhalers even though they could prevent life-threatening asthma attacks, a new study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found.

Law in Practice students take the next steps with Reed Smith LLP article News story: Law in Practice students take the next steps with Reed Smith LLP
14 June 2017

All four students from the LLB Law in Practice programme at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been offered training contracts with global law firm Reed Smith LLP. The Law in Practice Programme is four years in duration and students spend year three on a professional placement at Reed Smith LLP.

Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany article News story: Professor Rüdiger Görner awarded Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
13 June 2017

Rüdiger Görner, Professor of German at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Royal visit for official opening of new Graduate Centre article News story: Royal visit for official opening of new Graduate Centre
13 June 2017

HRH The Princess Royal, Chancellor of the University of London, officially opened the new Graduate Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Tuesday 13 June 2017.

Previously unpublished trial data explain side effects of key MS drug article News story: Previously unpublished trial data explain side effects of key MS drug
12 June 2017

Through a Freedom of Information request to the European Medicines Agency, researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have gained access to data from drug trials, revealing new information about a key drug for multiple sclerosis (MS).

New research centre to improve health of women and unborn babies article News story: New research centre to improve health of women and unborn babies
10 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received £2m from Barts Charity to launch the Barts Research Centre for Women's Health, with the aim of tackling problems that affect mothers and their unborn and newborn children.

QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative hosts new image award competition for staff and students article News story: QMUL’s Life Sciences Initiative hosts new image award competition for staff and students
9 June 2017

The cross-faculty Life Sciences Initiative (LSI) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) hosted its first Image Awards to celebrate wellbeing, health, technology and beauty in science.

Mind the liquid gap: liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only article News story: Mind the liquid gap: liquids are capable of supporting waves with short wavelengths only
9 June 2017

Flowing particles in liquids act as a filter to suppress long-wavelength waves but allow short-wavelength ones to be supported, according to physicists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool article News story: Fake online profiles easier to fish out with new software tool
8 June 2017

People who use fake profiles online could be more easily identified, thanks to a new tool co-developed by a computer scientist at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL maintains top 20 UK position in QS World University Rankings article News story: QMUL maintains top 20 UK position in QS World University Rankings
8 June 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has maintained its place as a top 20 institution in the UK according to the QS Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings 2018.  

Organic compound found in early stages of star formation  article News story: Organic compound found in early stages of star formation
8 June 2017

Scientists seeking to understand the origins of life have found a new organic compound in the material from which a star like the Sun is forming.

Scientists improve people's creativity through electrical brain stimulation article News story: Scientists improve people's creativity through electrical brain stimulation
7 June 2017

Scientists have found a way to improve creativity through brain stimulation, according to researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Goldsmiths University of London.

Report reveals a rise in the demand for food banks in the UK article News story: Report reveals a rise in the demand for food banks in the UK
5 June 2017

New research has found that there are at least 2000 food banks in the UK, a higher number than previously thought. The research is published by the Independent Food Aid Network (Ifan), Chaired by Jon May, Professor at the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Labour soars ahead in London with 17 point lead over Conservatives article News story: Labour soars ahead in London with 17 point lead over Conservatives
1 June 2017

The Labour Party is polling at 50 per cent in London and is on course for its best performance in the capital since Tony Blair led the party to victory in 1997.

Polling London release date: Thursday 1 June article News story: Polling London release date: Thursday 1 June
30 May 2017

On Thursday 1 June the Mile End Institute will release the results of its latest Polling London survey.

Who should get your vote? QMUL app matches voters with parties article News story: Who should get your vote? QMUL app matches voters with parties
26 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has launched a new voting advice application to help people make an informed choice on polling day. The app, WhoGetsMyVoteUK is a collaborative project with Oxford Brookes and the University of Bristol.

Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk article News story: Genetic test for anal cancer could identify those at high risk
26 May 2017

A new genetic test could be an accurate and inexpensive way to find and treat those at highest risk of anal cancer - a disease with growing incidence in women, men who have sex with men (MSM) and people with HIV.

QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military article News story: QMUL hosts conference on mental health and military
24 May 2017

Clinicians, policy makers, military charities and the media attended the third Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) conference held at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on 16 May, exploring mental illness in UK armed forces and efforts towards changing public understanding.

What will happen to European criminal law after Brexit? article News story: What will happen to European criminal law after Brexit?
24 May 2017

The UK will not be able to select which sections of the European Union criminal law system it abides by post-Brexit, according to Professor Valsamis Mitsilegas of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL to hold joint training programmes with Qatar's Ministry of Justice article News story: QMUL to hold joint training programmes with Qatar's Ministry of Justice
24 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is due to hold joint legal training with Qatar’s Ministry of Justice.

QMUL PhD designer joins the prestigious residency programme at the Design Museum article News story: QMUL PhD designer joins the prestigious residency programme at the Design Museum
17 May 2017

A digital artist PhD student at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), has been awarded the 2017 Designers in Residence which will feature her work at the newly opened Design Museum.

UK faces catastrophe without a Brexit deal, says Robert Peston article News story: UK faces catastrophe without a Brexit deal, says Robert Peston
17 May 2017

It is hard to imagine how even a bad Brexit deal could be worse than no deal, said Robert Peston at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). He said that he expects the UK and the EU to come to a compromise deal, given that failure to reach an agreement would be a disaster for the UK economy.

Nicotine enhances bees’ activity article News story: Nicotine enhances bees’ activity
16 May 2017

Nicotine-laced nectar can speed up a bumblebee’s ability to learn flower colours, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).            

Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance article News story: Clinics should choose women’s breast screening appointment times to improve attendance
16 May 2017

For women who miss a breast screening appointment, giving a fixed date and time for a new  appointment could improve poor attendance and be a cost-effective way to shift national participation trends, according to an analysis led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film article News story: The Guardian ranks QMUL best in London for Medicine, Dentistry, Law and Film
16 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is 2nd in the UK for Dentistry, 3rd for Medicine and Law, and 4th for Film, as published today in the Guardian University Guide for 2018.

QMUL celebrates 130th anniversary with launch of new scholarships article News story: QMUL celebrates 130th anniversary with launch of new scholarships
15 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is celebrating its historic commitment to public good with three new scholarships to mark the institution’s 130th birthday.

Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for the rich article News story: Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for the rich
15 May 2017

Black and ethnic minority voters say the Conservative party is only for “rich, white people”, according to a London-based focus group from QMUL’s Mile End Institute, HuffPost UK, and Edelman.

Scans of brains and spinal cords reveal new insights into MS article News story: Scans of brains and spinal cords reveal new insights into MS
12 May 2017

Some common assumptions about the nature of multiple sclerosis (MS) are being challenged in two new studies led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) that analyse the brains and spinal cords of patients.

Using the game Minecraft to teach young people about our legal system article News story: Using the game Minecraft to teach young people about our legal system
12 May 2017

From virtual building blocks to robotic lawyers, Minecrafting the Law is a novel way children and young people to explore the complexities of our legal system.

QMUL academics hold E-textiles and 'Machine folk' music workshops in Manila article News story: QMUL academics hold E-textiles and 'Machine folk' music workshops in Manila
10 May 2017

Academics from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have held digital music workshops in the Philippine capital Manila.  

Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows article News story: Pupils' mental health improved through school-based programme, study shows
9 May 2017

School-aged children can be taught to better their mental health through intervention programmes delivered at school, suggests a new study carried out in east London and led by an academic at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence article News story: Screening of ‘Here Be Dragons’ by QMUL artist in residence
9 May 2017

‘Here be Dragons’, a film about home, belonging, and migration will be screened at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition article News story: QMUL bug-hunting tool wins international software verification competition
8 May 2017

A bug hunting tool co-developed by a QMUL researcher has won a prestigious award.

QMUL recognised for improving gender equality article News story: QMUL recognised for improving gender equality
8 May 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received a Silver Athena SWAN award for the first time, in recognition of commitment to the advancement of gender equality in academia.

New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditions article News story: New study will tackle challenge of treating multiple medical conditions
5 May 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have launched a new study to look at how older patients manage when they are prescribed multiple medications.

Festival of Communities returns to East London with two days of family fun article News story: Festival of Communities returns to East London with two days of family fun
4 May 2017

Festival of Communities returns for a packed weekend of family fun, with activities, demonstrations and stalls to showcase and celebrate ‘life’, and explore living and learning together in Tower Hamlets.

Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect article News story: Some statin-related side-effects are due to 'nocebo' effect
3 May 2017

Patients report more side effects when they know they are taking a statin, than when they do not know whether they are on the drug or a dummy pill, according to a study by researchers from Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Festival to take science breakthroughs to London pubs article News story: Festival to take science breakthroughs to London pubs
3 May 2017

More than 30 scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will explain their research in London’s pubs as the world's largest festival of public science arrives in town.

£1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders article News story: £1.5m awarded to apply preventive medicine to brain disorders
28 April 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will establish a new Centre for Preventive Neurology, thanks to £1.5m of funding from Barts Charity.

London school pupils pitch exciting business ideas with help of QMUL law students article News story: London school pupils pitch exciting business ideas with help of QMUL law students
27 April 2017

From video-recording contact lenses to a virtual reality application which reduces stress, London school students pitched their business ideas at an event organised by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Fukomys livingstoni, I presume? article News story: Fukomys livingstoni, I presume?
27 April 2017

Two new species of African mole-rat have been discovered by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), together with colleagues in Tanzania and at the University of Pretoria.

QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry article News story: QMUL tops UK league table for Dentistry
26 April 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is the UK’s highest ranking university for Dentistry, as published today in The Complete University Guide league table for 2018.

Why the European Court of Justice isn’t going away blog Blog: Why the European Court of Justice isn’t going away
26 April 2017

One of the most contentious issues in Britain’s exit from the EU is the role of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) during and after Brexit. This is because Brexit is ultimately a question of sovereign authority. Who decides the rules of the game when things go awry: a UK judge, or their EU counterpart? Davor Jancic from QMUL's School of Law examines the ECJ’s impact on British sovereignty by reflecting on the contents and implementation of withdrawal.

Corbynism might not actually end – even if Labour loses the election blog Blog: Corbynism might not actually end – even if Labour loses the election
26 April 2017

Professor Tim Bale and David Jeffery from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations write about Corbyn's leadership post-election, and whether a bad result for the party might not be so bad for 'Corbynism'. 

QMUL academic wins prestigious award for book about screen stars article News story: QMUL academic wins prestigious award for book about screen stars
24 April 2017

Dr Lucy Bolton from the Department of Film Studies at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won the award for best edited collection at the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies annual awards.

Father and son team win prestigious prize for surgery innovation article News story: Father and son team win prestigious prize for surgery innovation
23 April 2017

A team of clinical researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Barts Heart Centre have won a prestigious prize at the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery’s Annual Meeting in Belfast.

QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list article News story: QMUL academic makes TIME's 100 Most Influential People list
21 April 2017

An academic from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been named as one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world

EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles article News story: EU project launches €2.4m competition to create ethical and sustainable wearable technologies and smart textiles
21 April 2017

A wearable technology project is offering up to €2.4 million in funding for teams of creatives and technologists to develop the next generation of sustainable wearables and e-textile ideas.

Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC blog Blog: Now is not the time for the UN to run from the DRC
20 April 2017

Dr Reuben Loffman from QMUL's School of History writes about why the UN should stay the course in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

‘Past Mortems’ – Life and death behind mortuary doors article News story: ‘Past Mortems’ – Life and death behind mortuary doors
19 April 2017

A new book by Carla Valentine, pathology technician at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), reveals her experience of working with the dead and what she has seen behind the doors of our mortuaries.

QMUL professor wins prestigious material science medal article News story: QMUL professor wins prestigious material science medal
18 April 2017

Professor Nicola Pugno has been awarded the 2017 Griffith Medal by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).  

Snap election a win-win for Theresa May: crush Labour and make Brexit easier blog Blog: Snap election a win-win for Theresa May: crush Labour and make Brexit easier
18 April 2017

A snap election makes perfect sense for Theresa May, says Professor Tim Bale. Writing in The Conversation he said she'll crush Labour and make Brexit a little easier. 

Here’s how Doctor Who’s time machine measures up with real instruments of space and time blog Blog: Here’s how Doctor Who’s time machine measures up with real instruments of space and time
11 April 2017

Physics has seen absolutely staggering accomplishments in the past year or so, particularly in our ability to measure space and time with unprecedented levels of detail. Dr Martin Archer, writes in The Conversation about how these accomplishments stacked up to those of the fictional Time Lords

Some stroke survivors disregard GP advice on medications article News story: Some stroke survivors disregard GP advice on medications
10 April 2017

Some stroke survivors say they are disregarding GP advice on secondary prevention medications, such as statins, with some patients stopping their medication completely after only one or two consultations, according to a study of an online stroke forum led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

‘Cosmic Con’ showcases school students’ space research article News story: ‘Cosmic Con’ showcases school students’ space research
10 April 2017

School pupils from across London presented their cutting-edge physics research at a conference hosted by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

New QMUL Archive celebrates performance artist Ian Hinchliffe article News story: New QMUL Archive celebrates performance artist Ian Hinchliffe
6 April 2017

Ian Hinchliffe was a performance artist, as well as an installation maker, a painter, and an occasional small-screen star. Known for the provocative nature of his work, he gained a reputation for producing unpredictable, mischievous, and occasionally menacing art. From the 16 March 2017, the personal papers of Ian Hinchliffe will be available to the public as a new collection at the Archive Library, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Constitutional experts criticise government’s review of English Votes for English Laws article News story: Constitutional experts criticise government’s review of English Votes for English Laws
5 April 2017

Constitutional experts from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have criticised the government’s review of ‘English Votes for English Laws' (EVEL), published last week.

QMUL signs creative partnership with Arts Council England 	article News story: QMUL signs creative partnership with Arts Council England
4 April 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Arts Council England today signed an agreement to work together on creative leadership, global research programmes, and community engagement.

Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods article News story: Report highlights how universities can enrich their neighbourhoods
4 April 2017

Universities can enrich their own neighbourhoods by developing long-term partnerships with community organisations, according to a new report by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m article News story: Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives £10m
3 April 2017

The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received an award of over £10 million to renew its status as an official CRUK Centre.

QMUL and Victoria and Albert Museum to digitise key manuscripts by 18th-century writer, William Godwin article News story: QMUL and Victoria and Albert Museum to digitise key manuscripts by 18th-century writer, William Godwin
3 April 2017

For the first time, the sole surviving manuscripts of the most celebrated works of William Godwin (1756 – 1836) will be digitised and made freely available on the Shelley-Godwin Archive as part of a collaborative project announced today by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), and Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

‘Machine folk’ music shows the creative side of AI blog Blog: ‘Machine folk’ music shows the creative side of AI
31 March 2017

Dr Bob Sturm, from the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, and Kingston University's Dr Oded Ben-Tal explain their research creating artificial intelligence that can write folk music and whether this can open new areas of creativity. 

Tories narrow gap on Labour in London while Lib Dems double support article News story: Tories narrow gap on Labour in London while Lib Dems double support
31 March 2017

The Labour Party's support in London has declined by nine points in a year, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Musical influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’ article News story: Musical influence in jazz investigated with ‘Big Data’
31 March 2017

A new project led by the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will use the latest advances in digital technology to uncover how melodic patterns have developed in jazz music.

New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications article News story: New tool predicts severe risks in mothers with pregnancy complications
30 March 2017

A new tool developed by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) could save mothers’ and babies’ lives by predicting whether women with early onset pre-eclampsia are safe to prolong their pregnancy.

Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit article News story: Just one in five Londoners think Britain will be better off after Brexit
30 March 2017

Londoners are gloomy about the prospects for post-Brexit Britain and 48 per cent expect the country to be economically worse off, according to polling commissioned by the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Queen Mary University of London wins Guardian University Award article News story: Queen Mary University of London wins Guardian University Award
30 March 2017

The discovery of an earth-sized planet that may be the closest possible home for life outside the Solar System has won the Research Impact category at the Guardian University Awards 2017.   

Jeremy Corbyn will close the gap on Theresa May within six months, says Diane Abbott article News story: Jeremy Corbyn will close the gap on Theresa May within six months, says Diane Abbott
30 March 2017

Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott MP has said that people should judge Jeremy Corbyn in six months, by which time she expects Labour’s poor poll ratings to have improved.

Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes article News story: Seasonal warming leads to smaller animal body sizes
29 March 2017

Changes in the body size of animals measured under controlled laboratory conditions have been shown to closely match changes in body size with seasonal warming in nature, according to research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Asthmatic schoolchildren are ‘uncomfortable’ using their inhalers article News story: Asthmatic schoolchildren are ‘uncomfortable’ using their inhalers
29 March 2017

Poor asthma control and knowledge are common in children with doctor-diagnosed asthma, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Trial to test for oesophageal cancer risk launches across the UK article News story: Trial to test for oesophageal cancer risk launches across the UK
28 March 2017

A clinical trial designed by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will allow GP surgeries to test for Barrett’s oesophagus – a condition that can increase the risk of developing oesophageal cancer.

Researchers discover link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians article News story: Researchers discover link between watching light entertainment TV and voting for populist politicians
27 March 2017

People exposed to light entertainment television like soap operas may be more likely to vote for populist politicians according to a new study co-authored by an economist at Queen Mary University of London.

QMUL research teaches machines to decipher birdsong article News story: QMUL research teaches machines to decipher birdsong
21 March 2017

Innovative research looking at the timing and sequence of bird calls could provide new insight into the social interaction that goes on between birds.

Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution article News story: Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution
21 March 2017

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG) has revealed that diseases can not only affect fish evolution, but also the aquatic environments in which fish live.

Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London article News story: Colin Bailey appointed President and Principal of Queen Mary University of London
20 March 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has appointed a new President and Principal.

Ukip failed to lure Conservative party member voters in 2015, according to new research article News story: Ukip failed to lure Conservative party member voters in 2015, according to new research
20 March 2017

Just five per cent of Conservative Party members voted for Ukip in 2015, according to research published by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of Sussex.

New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins article News story: New technology enables detailed analysis of target proteins
20 March 2017

A team of researchers from Queen Mary University of University (QMUL), Francis Crick Institute, Goethe University Frankfurt and University of Tübingen in Germany have developed a novel technology to understand how an important protein connects to other cellular proteins. 

Dr Hetta Howes named as BBC ‘broadcaster of the future’ article News story: Dr Hetta Howes named as BBC ‘broadcaster of the future’
17 March 2017

Dr Hetta Howes from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been selected as a BBC New Generation Thinker – a mentorship scheme for ‘broadcasters of the future’.

Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity article News story: Quantum physics offers insight into music expressivity
15 March 2017

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) are bringing us closer to understanding the musical experience through a novel approach to analysing a common musical effect known as vibrato.

QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution article News story: QMUL spin-out’s role recognised in award for innovative CCTV solution
15 March 2017

A revolutionary solution to reviewing CCTV footage, developed using software from a QMUL spin-out, has won a major security innovation award.

Mexican solar steam project wins funding article News story: Mexican solar steam project wins funding
14 March 2017

A revolutionary solar thermal technology is to be tested in Mexico, thanks to funding secured by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and industry partner Larkfleet Ltd. 

QMUL research shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017 article News story: QMUL research shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017
10 March 2017

A research paper by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) announcing the discovery of the nearest potentially habitable planet to the Solar System has been shortlisted for The Guardian University Awards 2017.

Gaming conference to explore the impact of virtual reality on law and society        article News story: Gaming conference to explore the impact of virtual reality on law and society
10 March 2017

How do our brains behave in a virtual reality (VR) environment and what are the limits of believability? Can we fully understand the impact of literally putting ourselves in someone else’s shoes?

Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars article News story: Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars
8 March 2017

An astronomer from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is part of a team that have discovered new insights into the birth and death of the very first stars in the Universe.

Drama at QMUL joins English, History, and Law in global top 50 article News story: Drama at QMUL joins English, History, and Law in global top 50
8 March 2017

Drama at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is now ranked 30th in the world, according to a prestigious survey of 4,438 universities. The seventh edition of QS World University Rankings by Subject found that four subject areas at QMUL are now placed among the top 50 – Drama, English, History, and Law.

New protein discovered in ageing and cancer article News story: New protein discovered in ageing and cancer
7 March 2017

A protein has been found to have a previously unknown role in the ageing of cells, according to an early study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The researchers hope that the findings could one day lead to new treatments for ageing and early cancer.

Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research article News story: Winning photo reveals the latest in maternal health research
6 March 2017

A researcher from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been announced as one of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards 2017.

The Victorians are to blame for assumptions that self-harm is just attention-seeking blog Blog: The Victorians are to blame for assumptions that self-harm is just attention-seeking
6 March 2017

Dr Sarah Chaney, researcher at QMUL's School of History, writes for The Conversation about our attitudes to self-harm and where they come from. 

QMUL international scholars celebrated in prestigious event article News story: QMUL international scholars celebrated in prestigious event
5 March 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) honoured the achievements of its international scholars at a reception that brought together students, embassy officials and scholarship body representatives from across the globe.

Negative coverage of the EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled over the last 40 years, study finds article News story: Negative coverage of the EU in UK newspapers nearly doubled over the last 40 years, study finds
3 March 2017

A study co-authored by researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has revealed that negative coverage of the European Union in UK newspapers increased from 24 per cent to 45 per cent between 1974 and 2013.

Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology article News story: Queen Mary University of London part of £3m consortium for structural biology
3 March 2017

A new £3m grant from Wellcome Trust to a consortium involving scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) will help to set up a new facility for cryo-electron microscopy – a technology that is revolutionising biology.

Viceroy’s House is very watchable – but its account of Indian independence is limited blog Blog: Viceroy’s House is very watchable – but its account of Indian independence is limited
3 March 2017

Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University of London, reviews Gurinder Chadha’s latest film: Viceroy’s House.

Awesome, erotic, everyday: the literary story of electricity blog Blog: Awesome, erotic, everyday: the literary story of electricity
2 March 2017

Sam Halliday, Senior Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century American Literature at QMUL's School of English and Drama writes about a new exhibition at the Wellcome Library: Electricity, The spark of life.

Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low income countries article News story: Highly effective cervical cancer screening for low income countries
1 March 2017

Taking a small sample of cells from women at high-risk of cervical cancer could be a cost-effective and accurate strategy for early diagnosis in low and middle income countries, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source article News story: First direct measurements of Pacific seabed sediments reveal strong methane source
28 February 2017

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered a major source of an important greenhouse gas in the Tropical Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Searching for Corbynism: why no one’s quite sure what Labour stands for blog Blog: Searching for Corbynism: why no one’s quite sure what Labour stands for
24 February 2017

Karl Pike, PhD candidate and Teaching Associate at QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes for The Conversation about what Corbyn's Labour stands for. 

Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning article News story: Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning
23 February 2017

Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

You are living inside a massive, musical instrument – and here’s what it sounds like blog Blog: You are living inside a massive, musical instrument – and here’s what it sounds like
23 February 2017

The ancients believed that the Earth was surrounded by celestial spheres, which produced divine music when they moved. We lived, so to speak, in a huge musical instrument. Satellites recording sound waves resonating with the Earth's magnetosphere – the magnetic bubble that protects us from space radiation. Dr Martin Archer explains in The Conversation how this is possible.

New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon article News story: New exhibition sheds light on Renaissance Lisbon
22 February 2017

A new exhibition in Portugal’s foremost national museum the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga offers a new interpretation of Renaissance Lisbon, thanks to research by a Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) historian.

Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant article News story: Scientists explore the evolution of a ‘social supergene’ in the red fire ant
21 February 2017

Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered that the chromosome responsible for the social organisation of colonies of the highly invasive fire ant is likely to have evolved via a single event rather than over time.

Researcher uncovers the history of self-harm in Britain article News story: Researcher uncovers the history of self-harm in Britain
20 February 2017

A new book by Dr Sarah Chaney from Queen Mary University of London charts the delicate and often misunderstood history of self-harm in Britain.

QMUL partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships article News story: QMUL partners with BBC for degree apprenticeships
17 February 2017

BBC joins the expanding number of organisations choosing to partner with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) to provide degree apprenticeships, a national flagship scheme launched by the UK government that offers the opportunity of studying for a degree while training on the job.

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study article News story: Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study
16 February 2017

A study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) finds that vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu.

Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends article News story: Goats can identify the calls of their goat friends
15 February 2017

A new study led by scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has found that goats can recognise their stablemate friends calling by developing a mental image of how they sound and look.        

QMUL receives £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund article News story: QMUL receives £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund
15 February 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has received a £2,500 charitable gift from The Patron’s Fund for a new teaching and learning initiative.

An autism ‘revolution’ in the history of child development article News story: An autism ‘revolution’ in the history of child development
15 February 2017

What is autism and how did we come to understand it as a spectrum? A new book by QMUL researcher Dr Bonnie Evans uncovers the social history of autism, how it has come to define so many lives, and why its meaning was transformed in modern Britain.

Better health for women involved in clinical trials article News story: Better health for women involved in clinical trials
14 February 2017

Women who participate in obstetric and gynaecology clinical trials experience improved health outcomes compared to those who are not involved in trials, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). This is the case regardless of whether or not the treatment is found to be effective in the trial.

QMUL to co-host social enterprise festival article News story: QMUL to co-host social enterprise festival
13 February 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and City, University of London are set to co-host a week-long social enterprise festival dedicated to promoting social enterprise and supporting entrepreneurs in delivering social impact through business.

Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system article News story: Obesity leads to harmful activation of the immune system
10 February 2017

Researchers find link between a high fat diet, obesity and cardiovascular disease risk.

Researchers piece together a portrait of the real Mr Darcy article News story: Researchers piece together a portrait of the real Mr Darcy
10 February 2017

A new, historically accurate portrait of the most admired and revered romantic leading man in literary history, Fitzwilliam Darcy, has been unveiled for the first time, following new research co-led by QMUL's Professor Amanda Vickery

£2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding article News story: £2.4 million awarded for international trial on major traumatic bleeding
9 February 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and NHS Blood & Transplant have been awarded £2.4m from the National Institute for Health Research and Barts Charity to carry out a large multi-centre clinical trial to evaluate a new treatment in major traumatic haemorrhage.

Winners announced at QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 article News story: Winners announced at QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017
8 February 2017

After all their inspiring work the winners of QMUL’s Engagement and Enterprise Awards 2017 were announced at a ceremony held in The Octagon last night.

Vietnam workshop discusses traditional medicine and skin research article News story: Vietnam workshop discusses traditional medicine and skin research
7 February 2017

A researcher at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has co-organised a workshop that focuses on herbal medicine in Vietnam and its application in translational research on skin.  

‘Connected Seeds’ exhibition opens article News story: ‘Connected Seeds’ exhibition opens
6 February 2017

Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have created an interactive library of talking seeds, which gives users a potted history of the plants grown in the east end of London, and tells the stories of the people who grow them.        

QMUL alumnus makes ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Technology’ list  article News story: QMUL alumnus makes ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe: Technology’ list
6 February 2017

A QMUL alumnus has made the prestigious Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list for the Technology category 2017.

New genes for height revealed in global study of 700,000 people article News story: New genes for height revealed in global study of 700,000 people
2 February 2017

Over 80 new genetic variants that strongly influence human height have been discovered in a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Montreal Heart Institute, The Broad Institute and the University of Exeter.

Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals article News story: Leaver MPs united but Remainers are split, survey reveals
1 February 2017

There are significant differences between Leave and Remain MPs in what they want out of Brexit negotiations, according to polling conducted for The Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London and The UK in a Changing Europe.

QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award article News story: QMUL Virtual Lab project wins prestigious higher education award
31 January 2017

A virtual learning platform from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has won at the Reimagine Education Awards 2016.  

The man who invented popular science used a 17th-century version of clickbait blog Blog: The man who invented popular science used a 17th-century version of clickbait
31 January 2017

Harriet Phillips, Research Associate at QMUL's School of English and Drama, writes for The Conversation about the fascinating legacy of 17th century polymath Thomas Browne. 

Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide targets for treating hypertension article News story: Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide targets for treating hypertension
30 January 2017

Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments.

Hacksaw Ridge promised to champion pacifism – but the film is sadly just jingoistic blog Blog: Hacksaw Ridge promised to champion pacifism – but the film is sadly just jingoistic
30 January 2017

Dr Guy Westwell, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies at QMUL reviews Hacksaw Ridge for The Conversation

QMUL marks 2017 Chinese New Year with cultural festival article News story: QMUL marks 2017 Chinese New Year with cultural festival
27 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is welcoming the Chinese Year of the Rooster with an exciting array of cultural activities.  

Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg article News story: Germans were ready to offer Theresa May a deal on freedom of movement, says Nick Clegg
27 January 2017

Angela Merkel was ready to offer Theresa May a post-referendum deal on freedom of movement in exchange for a UK commitment to the single market, said Nick Clegg at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

UK Supreme Court’s Brexit Ruling: Parliamentarisation or business as usual? blog Blog: UK Supreme Court’s Brexit Ruling: Parliamentarisation or business as usual?
25 January 2017

Davor Jancic, Lecturer at QMUL's School of Law writes about yesterday's Supreme Court judgement on Article 50.

MPs must respect the referendum result – even if it leads to hard Brexit, says Yvette Cooper article News story: MPs must respect the referendum result – even if it leads to hard Brexit, says Yvette Cooper
20 January 2017

Labour MPs should respect the result of the EU referendum even if the outcome is a hard Brexit, according to Yvette Cooper, MP for Pontefract and Castleford. She was speaking at the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Death and rebirth: reading between the lines of Trump’s inauguration speech blog Blog: Death and rebirth: reading between the lines of Trump’s inauguration speech
20 January 2017

Andrew Hines, PhD candidate at QMUL's School of Languages, Linguistics and Film writes for The Conversation about President Trump's inauguration speech. 

Space sounds inspire short film competition article News story: Space sounds inspire short film competition
19 January 2017

Filmmakers will have the chance to use real-life sound recorded from space in a new competition launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

So you’re looking to run a Research in Schools project? blog Blog: So you’re looking to run a Research in Schools project?
19 January 2017

Dr Martin Archer from the School of Physics and Astronomy writes about his work taking the latest research into schools and how his findings can help science researchers and teachers interested in doing something similar.

QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences article News story: QMUL and BH announce major new initiative in the Life Sciences
17 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Barts Health NHS Trust (BH) announce plans for a major new centre for Life Sciences in Whitechapel, home to the Royal London Hospital and a campus of QMUL’s Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.  

Left wingers twice as likely to punish companies for tax avoidance, study finds article News story: Left wingers twice as likely to punish companies for tax avoidance, study finds
16 January 2017

Left wingers are twice as likely to punish companies which aggressively avoid tax, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Major grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after major surgery article News story: Major grant awarded to resolve debate on treatment after major surgery
13 January 2017

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has been awarded $1.5m (£1.2m) by Edwards Lifesciences to carry out a study into a debated therapy for preventing complications, especially infections, after major surgery.

Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal article News story: Researchers reveal that not all violent acts are equal
12 January 2017

People from different nationalities make similar judgements and decisions about the severity of different violent acts – a finding that could help international organisations, such as the UN and World Health Organisation to better manage crime and violent behaviour – according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

University of London and QMUL launch new Global MBA article News story: University of London and QMUL launch new Global MBA
11 January 2017

A new Global MBA, developed around an extensive range of specialisms in law, finance, entrepreneurship & innovation, accountancy and leadership, has been launched by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the University of London.

Teaching the importance of communication between doctor and patient blog Blog: Teaching the importance of communication between doctor and patient
9 January 2017

In this blog post, Jo Brown, Head of Quality in Teaching and Learning at QMUL’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, talks about her recent experience of teaching Romanian oncologists about successful communication between doctor and patient.

QMUL students win European virtual reality tech clash article News story: QMUL students win European virtual reality tech clash
6 January 2017

A group of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) students won a Europe-wide tech clash with their idea to create a collaborative virtual reality platform for education.

Space diary fires up primary school children's imagination Space diary fires up primary school children's imagination
6 January 2017

Thousands of schoolchildren will have the chance to become space experts as they learn about British European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake’s historic space mission by taking part in a pioneering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) literacy project called Space Diary.

App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers article News story: App to help smokers quit is developed by health psychologists and game designers
4 January 2017

A smartphone app that could help smokers stick to New Year’s resolutions to quit has been developed by academics at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Kingston University.

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